Scripture Verse

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Luke 11:2


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, 1835.

Music: St. Bride Sam­uel How­ard, 1762 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of How­ard (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Our heav’nly Fa­ther, hear
The prayer we offer now,
Thy name be hallowed far and near;
To Thee all nations bow.

Thy kingdom come; Thy will
On earth be done in love
As saints and seraphim fulfill
Thy perfect law above.

Our daily bread supply
While by Thy Word we live.
The guilt of our iniquity
Forgive as we forgive.

From dark temptation’s power,
From Satan’s wiles, defend.
Deliver in the evil hour
And guide us to the end.

Thine shall for­ev­er be
Glory and power divine;
The scepter, throne, and majesty
Of Hea­ven and earth are Thine.

Thus humbly taught to pray
By Thy belovèd Son,
Through Him, we come to Thee and say,
All for His sake be done.